Snapshot Grid for World/NA - Highest Point Reached

Dean Giuliano's Ascents by Year/Place

Links for other Grid Types:Use Meters Color Ranges
  Highest Peak Climbed    Most Prominent Peak Climbed    Most Isolated Peak Climbed    Most Vertical Gain Hiked    Highest Climber-Defined Quality    Top Ascents in all Categories  
Links for other Regional Divisions:
  Western USA - States    Eastern USA - States    Europe - Countries    Europe/World Hybrid    


YearCanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAfrica
1981  Δ Samuels Point     
1987  Δ Cross     
1990  Δ Burnt Hill     
1993  Δ Hanover     
1994 Δ North DomeΔ Mansfield     
1995  Δ Algonquin Δ Tungurahua   
1996  Δ Marcy     
1997 Δ San GorgonioΔ Washington Δ Iliniza-Pico Norte   
1998  Δ Adams   Δ Island 
1999  Δ Washington     
2000  Δ Carrigain     
2001  Δ Brasstown Bald     
2002 Δ EvansΔ Hale     
2003  Δ Old Speck     
2004 Δ San JacintoΔ Katahdin     
2005 Δ StonewallΔ Weeks     
2006 Δ RoseΔ East Sleeper     
2007  Δ Nancy     
2008  Δ Mill Brook Ridge     
2009  Δ Donaldson     
2010  Δ Whiteface     
2011  Δ Washington    Δ Kilimanjaro
2012 Δ ElbertΔ Katahdin     
2013 Δ La PlataΔ South Twin     
2014  Δ CascadeΔ Tajumulco    
2015 Δ UncompahgreΔ Big SlideΔ ChirripóΔ Chimborazo   
2016 Δ HarvardΔ Mansfield  Δ Elbrus  
2017 Δ WhitneyΔ Mitchell     
2018Δ Saint PiranΔ Massive-Far NorthwestΔ Guyot     
2019Δ Border Monuments 445-446Δ BlancaΔ MitchellΔ Pelée    
2020 Δ LongsΔ Slide     
YearCanadaWest USAEast USAMex-CA-CbnS AmericaEuropeME-Ind-CAsAfrica


Legend for Color Coding

20,000 feet or more
14,000 to 19,999 feet
10,000 to 13,999 feet
5,000 to 9,999 feet
2,000 to 4,999 feet
Below 2,000 ft

About the Snapshot Year-Month Grid

General Considerations:

  • "-X" after a peak name means an unsuccessful ascent, for example "Rainier-X".
  • A parenthetical name is a non-summit goal hike, for example, "(Snow Lake Hike)" or "(Rainier)".
  • The Δ triangle symbol is a hyperlink to the detailed Ascent Page for that ascent. The peak name is a link to the Peak Page for that peak.
  • The color of the cell shows how high, prominent, isolated, or high-quality the peak/ascent is, and the color ranges are shown in the legend to the left.
  • If the color is based on altitude, prominence, or vertical gain, you can switch between meters-based ranges or feet-based ranges. These are set up to be generally equivalent.

This grid comes in seven "flavors", each one showing a different "top" peak for a month. The flavors or categories are:

  1. Highest Point Reached. Can be an unsucessful attempt or non-summit goal hike.
  2. Highest Peak Climbed. Sometimes not the same as highest point, if that point was an unsuccessful ascent or a non-summit goal hike.
  3. Most Prominent Peak climbed. Note that many peaks in the database do not yet have a prominence value.
  4. Most Isolated Peak climbed. Isolation values may not be 100% accurate, since most are cacluated to nearest higher peak in the database.
  5. Peak with most vertical gain hiked. Note that many climbers do not enter vertical gain information on their ascents. Also, if several summits are grouped in a "trip", then the total gain for all ascents in that trip is assigned to the trip high point.
  6. Peak with the highest "Quality" value--this is a subjective number from 1-10 given by the climber. Note that many climbers have not given any of their ascents quality numbers.
  7. Finally, "Top Ascents in All Categories", which shows, for each month, the unique peaks from all the 6 other categories. In many cases, one or two peaks will be the leader in the 6 categories, since often the highest peak climbed for a month is also the highest point reached, the most prominent peak, and the one with the most gain. But in some cases several peaks may appear for a month.

Notes on Regions:

  • The dividing line between the West USA and East USA is the 100 degree west meridian.
  • "Canada" includes Greenland and St. Pierre and Miquelon.
  • "Mex-CA-Cbn" includes Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean Islands.
  • "ME-Ind-CAs" includes the Middle East, Indian Subcontinent, Greater Himalaya, and Central Asia.
  • "Asia E + SE" includes East Asia, Southeast Asia, the Malay Archipelago, and Siberia.

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